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Jack Turner

2331 Kaiser Rd. NW, Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 956-2975; (360) 878-7095(c)
jackdturner@gmail.com
Career Objective:
To be a voice for the unheard voices in a leadership capacity that fosters healthy
watersheds, neighbors, and communities.

Career Highlights
• Emphasis on fostering a strong sense of leadership, collaboration, teamwork and community.
• Variety of human services experience to include supervisor, small-group facilitator, team
leader and instructor.
• Bridging diverse and sometimes conflicting views to enhance communication and information
sharing that promotes healthy relationships and healthy communities.
• Proven organizational, communication and problem-solving skills, with a sense of humor.

Relevant Experience

Tribal Government Liaison, Skokomish Indian Tribe, WA 2005-2007
• Negotiated a watershed plan that led to consensus with six government agencies and several
non-governmental groups and citizen representatives, leading to other collaborative efforts,
namely a Tri-Party agreement between Tribe, County, and PUD.
• Negotiated an agreement to allow for funding of one of the largest estuary restoration projects
in Puget Sound.
• Developed a three year action plan for U.S. Congress on behalf of the Skokomish River
watershed.
• Participated in several collaborative watershed efforts in development of plans, strategies,
presentations, and actions.
• Wrote and was awarded over $2 million in grants to watershed restoration projects.

Senior Hydrologist, U.S. Forest Service; Walla Walla, WA 1999-2000
• Responsible for protection and enhancement of water resources on public land.
• Facilitated communication between upper management and front line staff in problem-solving
and decision-making.
• Served as staff liaison and representative to ensure employees’ opinions were represented.

Education
M.A. Applied Behavioral Sciences
Leadership Institute of Seattle, Bastyr University, Seattle, WA 1999
M.S. in Geology
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 1992
B.S. in Geology
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 1986

Work Experience
District Hydrologist, U.S. Forest Service; Durango, CO/Prescott, AZ 1986 -1999
• Promoted and facilitated the development and growth of volunteer grassroots groups with the
involvement of public land administration.
• Organized various governmental entities, research centers, educational institutes and citizen
groups directed toward the protection of water resources, wildlife and fish habitat.
• Supervised staff and managed a multi-level initiative to protect an endangered river.
cont. District Hydrologist
• Prepared and gave professional presentations on water resources and environmental
procedures to both public entities and professional organizations, such as Geologic Society of
America, Arizona Hydrologic Society, and US Forest Service resource specialists.
• Developed and carried out sampling plans to determine pollution sources to municipal
watersheds that included both biological and geological sources.

Personal Life Coach, OD Consultant, Facilitator, and Entrepreneur 2000-2005
• Published articles and presented public forums on community participation.
• Integrated elements of science into individual, group and community development.
• Developed strategic, cognitive, and inspirational approaches to assist individuals and
groups actualize their visions.

Teaching Assistant, Northern Arizona University, Prescott, AZ 1987-1989
• Instructed Introduction to Soils lab courses.

Adjunct Faculty, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 1986-1987
• Instructed Introduction to Biology Lab courses
• Tutored basic algebra, trigonometry, and calculus I

Award/Honors
• Vice-Chair, Surface and Storm Water Advisory Board 2008
• Certificate for Appreciation for Leadership Initiatives 1993–1999
• Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Leadership 1987, 1996-1998

Relevant Group Affiliations
• Surface and Storm Water Advisory Board, Thurston County, WA 2007-2008
• International Coaching Federation, Washington D.C. 2001-2005
• Arizona Dispute Resolution, Phoenix, AZ 1998-2000
• Udall Center for Environmental and Public Policy, Tucson, AZ 1997-2007

Volunteer Experience
• Lobbyist, Olympia, Washington 2008
• Staff Supervisor/Small Group Facilitator, 1994-2001
Newton Learning, Inc. and Wings; Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle
• Aide/Coach to the Executive Director, Habitat For Humanity 2000
• YMCA Counselor Aide, Walla Walla, WA 1999
• Youth Team Assistant, Orme Ranch; Orme, AZ 1997-1999
• Counselor Aide, American Red Cross; Camp Verde, AZ 1997-1998
• Fundraiser, Big Brother’s/Big Sister’s; Prescott, AZ 1997-1998
• Team Leader/Small Group Facilitator, 1995-1997
Men and Co-ed Support Groups, Prescott, AZ
• Outdoor Team Leader/Guide/Planner/Organizer, 1983-1997
Outdoor Experiential Retreats, Durango, CO and Prescott, AZ

Interests
Skiing, bicycling, yoga, climbing, jogging, hiking, camping, writing, reading, philosophy,
dancing, participating in a team and/or community environment, and my two sons.
2331 Kaiser Rd. NW, Olympia, WA 98502; 360-956-2975; jackdturner@gmail.com